Gleason's Gym in New York, once the training ground of Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, is now one of the main locations for a new aerobic activity, boxercise. This activity is quickly gaining in popularity among men and women with many fitness centres across the USA providing classes. Boxercisers perform the same training as professional boxers, including punching balls and shadow boxing, but they do not hit each other. They train not to fight but to improve fitness. In addition to developing power, boxercise also develops grace, coordination, and balance. No doubt one of the additional attractions of boxercise is the opportunity it provides to release pent up aggression. See also boxing.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.